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Buffalo Juneteenth Celebration

  • Presented By: Juneteenth Festival, Inc.
  • Dates: June 15, 2024 - June 16, 2024
  • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Park
  • Address: Iintersection of Best Street and Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY
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The Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo was started in 1976 by B.U.I.L.D., a community-based organization, as a culturally relevant alternative to the country's Bicentennial Celebration. The group blocked off part of Jefferson Avenue -- the "Main Street" of Buffalo's Black community -- for a weekend celebration. Murals were painted and vendors set up booths to sell ethnic foods and wares -- entertainment and festivity were abundant. After several years, the Juneteenth Festival outgrew Jefferson Avenue. It is now held in Martin Luther King Jr. Park at the intersection of Best Street and Fillmore Avenue.

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